Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein

Librettist


Biography


Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1954) is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor. He has won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his own play Torch Song Trilogy (about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family) and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. He also wrote the book for the musical La Cage aux Folles, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, and wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots. Fierstein was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2007.


Shows by Harvey Fierstein

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Synopsis

Georges is the owner of the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub, which features a drag show starring his partner and the love of his life, Albin. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and his partner Albin face the hardest... read more

After trying to escape his father’s low-key, family ambitions for him, Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Charlie must now face the decision of whether to purs... read more

New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
6/6/1954
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Comedy, Historical/Biographical, Drama

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